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Don’t underestimate Ava just because she’s “cute” and wears “adorable glasses”—she’s really a fierce monster slayer. And when her beloved Piggy is left in the dryer in the basement, Ava knows she’ll have to face the ferocious monsters lurking in the dark if she wants to rescue her favorite stuffed animal.
"A triumphant sally in the long-running war against closet and other domestic monsters, with these mildly scary monsters not slain but thoroughly routed." --Kirkus (Picture book. 6-8)
"Maggiore and Felten's treatment of this familiar story theme not only overcomes a fear of the dark but also kicks it in the head. Nicely done."—School Library Journal
Lisa Maggiore is the author of a children’s picture book, Ava the Monster Slayer: A Warrior Who Wears Glasses, a fiction short story, Pinterest Saved My Marriage and an adult novel, Home from Within. Lisa finished her YA novel about a Black Amerasian who survives the fall of Saigon and comes to America to find his father. Currently, her agent is shopping the story around. Lisa resides in Chicago, where she grew up, with her husband and four children. For the past 20 years, she was a social worker, which has helped in her writing about tragedy and love.
All seems well at this holiday feast, but before they can say, “Pass the salt,” a sweeping deluge washes one family’s entire Thanksgiving dinner into the flooded street. It’ll take something pretty crafty to pull this dinner back together again. Can they make it? A picture book.
Now that everyone knows Anya can perform magic, she’s the number one enemy of the Queen of Cupola. But instead of being punished, she and her friends are being sent on a mission to find a lost treasure. Hmm… Well that’s odd. Anya thinks so too. In an effort to learn just what exactly the… [Read More]
Thirty-five jellybeans have come together to share a sweet and thoughtful poem promoting kindness and inclusivity with children, 0 to 8 years. Join in their adventure as they discover their unique qualities while realizing they are all, ultimately, the same. The JELLYBEANS book is sure to be a favorite among children and their family members. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JELLYBEANS… [Read More]
by Ernest Antwi
This book uses bold colours to reinforce a sense of positive social behaviour in children, and it is a perfect tool for parents and teachers alike. Let’s us find out what these colours are, and how they can help children learn about positive social behaviour.